Fairfax man dies in Dassel Township crash

DASSEL TOWNSHIP, MN – A Fairfax man died Thursday, May 2 in a crash at the intersection of Hwy. 15 and 278th St. in Dassel Township, according to a report from the Minnesota State Patrol. A 2015 Freightliner semi driven by Alfred Jutkiewicz, 56, of Boston, MA was northbound on Hwy. 15, when a 2012 Ford pickup, driven by Lorenz Ray Canfield, 80, of Fairfax, that was southbound on Hwy. 15, crossed over into the northbound lanes, colliding with the Freightliner, according to the State Patrol. The Freightliner rolled into the ditch and into a pond. Canfield died at the scene. Jutkiewicz was not injured. Gold Cross Ambulance, the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, and the Dassel Fire Department responded to the scene. Both Jutkiewicz and Canfield were wearing their seatbelts, and alcohol was not a factor in the crash, according to the State Patrol.

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